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Dive Review of Aguas Claras/local hotels in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Tulum

Aguas Claras/local hotels: "Tulum Cenotes", Jul, 2021,

by Harvey Monroe, NM, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 11784.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We dove with Aguas Clara based on several reviews by different publications. The Dive Master provided transportation from the shop in central Tulum.

We started at Casa Cenote which is mostly an open pond type site near the coast, hence it had a mixture of Salt and Fresh water producing haloclines which are a trippy mixing of the two waters. There was a fair amount of juvenile marine life in the mangrove portion of the cenote. There are also several minor cave penetrations with sunlight visible most of the time. It was a good intro to cenote cave diving.

Our 2nd Dive was to a more like location Dos Ojos which is a larger connection of caverns. It parking, tables and showers is a worthwhile 2nd level cenote experience which is well marked and with few areas of total darkness. There are areas that are closed to divers due to danger. I had visited this site 20 years earlier when access was only by open air jungle buggy and a rickety ladder down to the water.

The dive guide Nico was very knowledgeable and attentive to adult son on his first cave diving adventure. They became good friends. A worthwhile experience.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Most of Caribbean, Bahamas, FLorida, California, north to south, Baja, Sea of Cortez, Panama, Brazil, Argentina, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Hawaii...
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Cancun, rent a car or bus

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 76-76°F / 24-24°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-120 Ft/ 30-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Cenote guided Cavern Dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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